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rooster coop ideas ???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newbee chick01, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi there has anyone got any tips on building a rooster coop??? like how much space per roo,how much roosting space etc,,,,
    also i want to try making it dark 2 see if it stops 4am crowing lol.
    any ideas or tips would be apreciated as im clueless where 2 start:/
     
  2. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Coop :)
    I would like to know the same thing! Anyone???
     
  3. mrkep

    mrkep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After too much crowing, bald hens, and finally attacks on DW, my rooster pen is a 10 qt stock pot.
     
  4. California_Redneck

    California_Redneck Out Of The Brooder

    The same rules apply to rooster pens as with regular coops. 4sq/ft per bird in the coop. In my "Freezer Camp" they have a roost and a dogloo, yet they prefer to sleep on the ground in the hay. Go figure. There are only 3 roos in the camp right now, though. And as far as the 4 am crowing goes, the dark won't stop it. Mine crow at 1 and 2 am sometimes, even during new moon when it is pitch black outside! If they hear something outside the coop, or have a bad dream, they will start crowing. If you don't want the crowing, get rid of the roos.

    The DW and I recently started processing our roos. We have too many, from too many hatches, and plenty of room in the freezer.
     
  5. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 Out Of The Brooder

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    i`m hoping to keep my rooster.i was thinking of maybe sound profing or something just to take the echo off lol..i`m a heavy sleeper and could probly have him sleep in the room next to mine and he wouldnt wake me [​IMG]i`ve got six kiddies that don`t wake up either. its more to keep my neighbours happy:) i`m up at 6am and hes non-stop:cool:
     

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